King Cake Layer Cake

Full of brown sugar, bourbon, cinnamon, and pecans – this King Cake Layer Cake has all the flavors of the traditional NOLA dessert! Instead of a yeasted dough, moist cake layers studded with pecans and sprinkled with cinnamon are soaked with a bourbon syrup and topped with layer of a light and airy Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Baby Jesus figurine not totally necessary, but always totally fun!
King Cake Layer Cake with Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This isn’t a new recipe.

At least, not entirely! It’s just an improved version of an already incredibly popular recipe on this little ol’ site of mine.

A slice of King Cake Layer Cake with Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream

KING CAKE LAYER CAKE!

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How to make a cheeseboard: Wisconsin Pride Edition

Learn how to make a cheeseboard that’s piled high with Wisconsin flavors! Aged cheddar, creamy provolone, port wine cheese spread (and more) are all surrounded by cranberries, summer sausage, and other Badger State snacks! Serve this delicious cheeseboard with Wisconsin craft beer. You won’t be sorry!

how to make a cheeseboard with Wisconsin cheese

Well if this isn’t shaping up to be the most Midwestern weekend, then idk what is!

Wisconsin Cheese Cheeseboard

First, baby sister and I are going to see Charlie Berens tonight!

Second, it’s been snowing since yesterday afternoon and doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon. FINALLY!

Third, the Packers are playing in the NFC championship tomorrow!

How to make a cheeseboard

So many causes for celebration! So many causes for cheese! And crackers! And summer sausage! And beer!

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Cara Cara Orange Bars (with a thyme shortbread crust!)

Cara Cara Orange Bars are full of flavor from bright winter citrus at the season’s peak! Earthy thyme in a buttery shortbread crust compliments the sweet without overpowering it. Enjoy this simple and delectable recipe before the end of citrus season!

I am living for these Cara Cara orange bars with thyme shortbread crust right now!

It’s such a blessing that peak citrus season also happens to be in the dead of winter! Gimme all those winter citrus recipes!

Cara Cara Orange Bar Recipe

We need a little bright.

A little tart.

A little sweet.

Winter Citrus Dessert Recipes

Ok, a lot sweet.

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Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches are a delicious make-ahead frozen dessert that boast all the wonderful flavors of winter! Buttery, chocolatey shortbread cookies sandwiching creamy peppermint ice cream – what could be better?!
Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

I told you I had one more Peppermint Mocha treat up my sleeve!

If I’m being honest, these Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches were not the original plan. There was going to be a pavlova situation happening, but it didn’t…uh…y’know…happen.

Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

That’s ok! We adjust and change and frankly, make the thing that feels right and lights us up instead of what we feel we should do or what the original plan was.

Peppermint Ice Cream Product Shot

I’m really softening with age.

These shortbread cookies though? They’re not soft. They’re crisp and buttery and crumbly and perfect for sandwiching layers of creamy peppermint ice cream. After they’re dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies, of course!

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Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry is a ridiculously easy and even more delicious weeknight meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes! Chock full of vegetables and good-for-you ingredients, it’s a wonderful way to start this year’s meal planning!

This dish right here? This Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry? It’s all you’ll need for dinner tonight. This week. This month. This year!

It’s SO good! Seth and I are obsessed for a multitude of reasons.

For one thing – it’ super flavorful! The sauce is made from the base of my go-to stir fry with a hefty dose of sweet Thai chili sauce thrown in (because we like a short cut on weeknights, ok?).

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad recipe is a slight twist on a classic dish. Homemade Caesar Dressing is made much easier with the help of a secret ingredient – mayo! Enjoy this healthy recipe topped with grilled chicken or shrimp for a truly delicious meal!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad recipe with homemade Caesar Dressing

Starting the New Year off with a salad…could I be any more of a cliché?

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad recipe with homemade Caesar Dressing

Probably.

Dukes Mayonnaise recipes

For instance – I could wax poetic about how important it is to go into the New Year eating food to fuel your body. Good food. Real food. Whole food. I could talk about how kale is loaded with vitamins and minerals and how cutting out the croutons means less carbs and blah blah blah.

Or, I can just give it to you straight.

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